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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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Overall 6
6.0

Awesome but FRINGE is intense

GenaroPhotography, Amazon
22 August 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Bokeh and sharpness (as with any L prime) Cons: Don understand why the fringe is comparable to the 50mm 1.8, its L glass. Focus is slow (has like 10lbs of glass inside) THE FRINGE IS HORRIBLE! Nasty purples and blues all around my subjects, I feel like people will judge me asking why I am shooting weddings with consumer grade glass.
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Overall 6
6.0

slow focus great blur

contractor john, B&H Photo
29 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Focus is really slow as others have mentioned. Background blur is awesome. I finally understand what people mean about creamy. This IS creamy. I got this for low light work at weddings and parties. The problem is the action is often moving and the light is poor. With the slow auto focus I've missed lots of shots. It seems to hunt around in low light also. I don't understand the type of focus system it uses either. You can't manually focus unless the camera is on.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Eh, it's ok...

TylerVPhoto, B&H Photo
3 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I used this lens for weddings and portraits. It is a decent lens but not worth the money, not even close. It DOES produce beautiful bokeh, is very sharp and it has unreal contrast and colors for its wide aperture.<br /><br />What it DOESN'T have is the ability to control CA problems (it's downright awful at this) and the AF is just slow enough to make you miss shots.<br /><br />Also, the 135mm f/2L smokes this lens easy in nearly every department.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

I need to try for a while

Richin, B&H Photo
28 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought it for portrait. It's focusing backward a little. I need to adjust it.
  • Pros: So so
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow focus

Stephanie Marie Photographie, B&H Photo
20 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for my business, Stephanie Marie Photographie. I specialize in newborn &amp; childrens photography. For the most part, I have enjoyed this lens, however, I am disappointed in the slow reaction time it pulls the focus. If you have any tips to quicken this process I would LOVE To hear it! Thanks!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp but slow and erratic autofocus

Jarj, B&H Photo
29 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for portraits and particularly wanted to test the results at f1.2 in natural light. Obviously, focus is critical and I hoped it would work well with auto focus for shots that did not allow time for critical manual focus. Unfortunately, the lens did not work well with my 1Ds III. It was slow and erratic. I even tried focusing on buildings several miles away in daylight and the lens missed infinity more often than not.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow &amp; Heavy, but excellent image qualit

Photogeek in chief, B&H Photo
1 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Big, slow, heavy, well-built with excellent image quality. Great bokeh, but too slow to focus for my taste. It drove me nuts. Great for portraits, but too slow for any type of sports, action or pj imaging.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy bulky, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp but hard to handle

bill, B&H Photo
2 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Incredibly sharp lens unfortunately I found the unique focusing system awkward to manually focus.<br />But it produces an incredible image, particularly wide open.
  • Pros: Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Great glass, but poor focus ring

Anonymous, Canon
26 October 2009
  • Conclusion: This is a great piece of glass, but shooting at f1.2 results in such shallow depth-of-field that manual focus is essential. This is where the lens has a terrible fault. The focus ring is not really manual, it requires the camera to be turned on to power the focusing ring. The electronics translate manual focus into actual focus. The feel is very awkward, the ring feels too loose, and focus is not as precise.
  • Pros: Superior build quality, beutiful bokeh, great portrait lens
  • Cons: poor manual focus, feel of focus ring
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
2 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Чего только о нем не понаписали! Даже,что это "икона Canon":) По совокупности всех + и -,стекло очень спорное. Особенно сравнивая по общей сбалансированности характеристик с "одноклассниками" EF 135L и EF35L. Если же учесть и цену то, как говорится и "на фиг" не надо!
  • Pros: Цветопередача, рисунок, светосила, красная полоска:).
  • Cons: Тяжёлый,пластмассовый, пылесос,"обкусанное" бокэ, "тормозной" автофокус, ХА. Рисунок как у EF50/1.2L(отличный, но не лучше...).
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